Centromere clustering: where synapsis begins

Curr Biol. 2011 Nov 22;21(22):R920-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.10.023.


Centromeres congregate into a large cluster called the chromocenter during Drosophila oogenesis. Two recent studies now define a function and a genetic basis for this remarkable structure.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila / cytology*
  • Drosophila / genetics*
  • Female